Friday, September 22, 2023

Polygon is recruiting Xternity to migrate Solana’s Web3 multiplayer game


Ethereum Layer 2 scaling solution Polygon joined forces with Xternity, a Web3 game development platform, to migrate and bring a multiplayer Web3 game – Synergy Land – to Solana’s Polygon network.

As a blockchain platform, Solana mainly focuses on scalability and cost reduction, while Polygon allows seamless interaction with the Ethereum ecosystem. To help migrate Synergy Land resources to the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) chain, Xternity has proposed a process — via a network migration tool — that can be used to migrate games or projects across chains.

Speaking about Xternity’s goal to accelerate Web3 game development, co-founder and CEO Sagi Maman stated that both gamers and developers should have the option to choose their own blockchain systems.

For users, the migration process involves connecting their Solana-compatible wallets, such as Phantom and MetaMask, burning their assets on Solana and rebuilding them on Polygon. By migrating it to Polygon, Synergy Land aims to bring Web2 users into Web3 without compromising the community hosted via the older blockchain.

Web3 projects that choose to migrate the EVM often seek a more comprehensive user base, functionality, and greater reliability of the Ethereum blockchain.

Related: Mastercard partners with Polygon to launch Web3 music accelerator

in january. On September 17, Polygon’s Proof-of-Stake chain is scheduled for a hard fork. Speaking to Cointelegraph, a Polygon spokesperson shared precise details about the upgrade:

“The hard fork is coded for Block >= 38,189,056. No single central actor will initiate it. Validators of the network have to update their nodes before the indicated block and they already do.”

The upgrade, which was approved by 87% of the 15 voters on the Polygon Governance team, aims to reduce rising gas fees and fix the chain realignment problem.